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LETTER: Council 'hellbent' on turning Barrie into 'concrete jungle,' reader says

Developers' goal is to turn Barrie into a 'mini-Toronto where all you can see is condos,' says letter-writer
2021-11-09 Innisfil Essa rendering
Rendering for development plans at Essa Road and Innisfil Street.

BarrieToday welcomes letters to the editor at Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is from former Barrie resident Ken Robertson in response to a story titled Residents can have their say on Allandale highrise proposal later this month' published on Nov. 13. 

For the proposed towers on Essa Road, Innisfil Street and Jacob’s Terrace, I think all residents of Barrie know this council is hellbent on turning downtown Barrie into a condo jungle.

Although councillors may listen to residents’ concerns, the decision is made and will be the same as the massive tower development on the waterfront — between Lakeshore Drive and Bradford Street  where there was plenty of opposition.

The developers own this council and their goal is to turn downtown Barrie into a mini-Toronto where all you can see is condos.

Ken Robertson
Wasaga Beach